Author Archives: mfreelend

Stop and Eat the Roses

Stop and Eat the Roses

  That is the saying, right?     Springtime is here and the flowers will be in bloom soon! After the seriously long and wicked winter we had, I am stoked for the change of season. I also happen to love gardening, plants in general, and the pops of color flowers bring. Oh, and I…Read more »

Kids Are Funny

Kids Are Funny

  Oh, and goats are, too… human kids are what I’m talking about, though.     Winter still has us in its icicle-fist grip and I know we’re all over this cold weather. One reprieve from hating the cold is watching hockey. ( PS: our local TriCity Storm team is doing pretty darn well this…Read more »

Hunters Beware: Zombie Deer Are Real

Hunters Beware: Zombie Deer Are Real

  They’re here, they’re deer, don’t get bit.   Zombie Deer Disease – more scientifically known as Chronic Wasting Disease – has been around for a while. A quiet, but prevalent, neurodegenerative disorder found to affect deer (particularly white-tailed and mule deer), elk, reindeer, sika deer, and moose. This disease is caused by mysterious, infectious…Read more »

Things To Do

Things To Do

  Hey, it’s cold outside. That tends to happen during winter.     I do enjoy the fact that sunshine is coming back and we can see the end of crazy-cold days… but we’re not there yet. I hate being cold. I don’t enjoy leaving the house when it’s cold. So here are some ideas…Read more »

A Little Pick-Me-Up

  Keeping it real simply this week – I need a little pick-me-up and I think what I’ve found is totally sharable. Please enjoy 142 instances of dogs being adorable and funny: 142 Hilarious Dog Snapchats That Are Impawsible Not To Laugh At (Part 3)Read more »

I’m Sleepy, You’re Sleepy, We’re All Sleepy

I’m Sleepy, You’re Sleepy, We’re All Sleepy

  Let’s talk about that. Moreso, let’s talk about how to conquer the sleepiness!     Yes, we all know getting sufficient hours of sleep is good, maybe a cup of caffeine, or eating right, sure sure sure…     Dear friends, have you heard of Coffee Naps? It’s the latest in studies proving science…Read more »

Mystify Your Family

Mystify Your Family

  This is the time of year where we gather, hang out, and spend time with family and friends.     Sometimes, it can be a little too much time with family and friends. Now, usually I’d suggest bringing some holiday cheer in liquid form to help with such situations, but perhaps it’s not allowed…Read more »

Hard Eye-Roll Action

Hard Eye-Roll Action

  Okay. I’m just gonna put this out there… if people jump out of a moving car to keep up with Kiki (aka the “In My Feelings Challenge”), isn’t it a truth that music is a social influencer?     *That example was mostly for entertainment purposes, don’t @ me.*   So, let me tell…Read more »

Every Day, Over 1,000 People Are Affected By This:

Every Day, Over 1,000 People Are Affected By This:

  A coworker’s B.O.?     A winning lottery ticket?     Maple syrup prices?     Well, maybe some of those fit the statistic as well, but I’m talking about distracted driving.     “Whoa, Melissa, what’s up with the downer blog? Where’s the bathroom humor?” Yeah, I know, but this is important! I…Read more »

Score Like Macklemore at a Thrift Store

Score Like Macklemore at a Thrift Store

  Do you enjoy a good garage sale or thrift store? I know I do. From the weird, to the unique, to things you didn’t even know you needed, you can find it all.     I mean, check out these lucky so-n-so’s who scored BIG TIME at their local thrift store:     Zach…Read more »